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2018 Mercedes Benz AMG S63 Coupe Fantastic

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Written by Marco Carvajal

Photographs by Mercedes Benz

 

The new AMG Coupe S 63 AMG is in the top league of the automotive industry, with one of the most powerful car engines available in the world. The AMG S63 includes a super powerful handcrafted AMG 4.0L V8 bi-turbo engine with cylinder deactivation. This super engine produces 603 horse power, 26 HP more than its previous 5.5L V8 bi-turbo engine. The sound of the 603 horse power is music for car enthusiasts.

As I test drive this AMG  S63 Coupe I feel like superhero Batman in one its dangerous missions driving the fantastic Batmobile at very high speed. Super fast, super powerful, luxury, bolt and a little bit frightening. That is what you will feel when driving this powerful S-class coupe AMG S63. The optional dark AMG Exterior Fiber Carbon Package is impressive and provides a super-hero-mobile look.

2018 Mercedes Benz AMG S63 Coupe

4

Seats

AMG Performance 4MATIC+ all-wheel drive

Transmission

AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 9-speed transmission

Engine

Handcrafted AMG 4.0L V8 biturbo engine

Horsepower

603 hp @ 5,500-6,000 rpm

Torque

664 lb-ft @ 2,750-4,500 rpm

Fuel Economy MPG

20

Combined Estimated MPG

17 City / 27 Hwy

In the last 2 years Mercedes-AMG has been enhancing and updating S-Class Coupes with several technical and visual highlights that are taking the S Coupes to the next level. More features, a more powerful engine, a new interior and exterior design. The new design in the front end is highlighted by the Panamericana radiator grille that gives a unique, elegant and bolt look to this new coupe.  The new refreshed 2018 S-Class Coupe had its world Premiere at the 2017 Frankfurt International Auto Show, and is now in 2018 available for sale in the United States.

Fantastic AMG S63 Coupe

The coupe Mercedes-Benz S63 AMG is widely recognized as the most worthy representative of the Mercedes Benz AMG family. As you get close to the S63 coupe you will be fascinated by the perfection of the sports lines in the body design, starting in the back of this Mercedes with OLED taillamp, perfect curbs that grow into the top and continue to the front, and ending in the front with a luxury AMG specific grille that gets everyone’s attention, framing light, all LED exterior lighting, and alloy wheels to complete the beautiful image of this coupe.

Just in case I am not impressed enough with the exterior, as I approach the inside cabin of the S63, I start to smell luxury and impressive design everywhere, beautiful leather-covered seats, a minimalistic clean control panel. The design of this coupe is just breathtaking with an amazing handcrafted 4-passenger cabin, 64-color LED ambient lighting that can be customized and designed by the driver. Interior technology and safety features are impressive too.

It is too easy to fall in love with the AMG S 63, every aspect of this car is impressive and will take your breath away.

In terms of performance, drivers can indulge with the powerful engine gasoline V8 biturbo engine 4.0L with all-wheel drive and a push-button system, in control with AMG SPEEDSHIFT MCT 9-speed transmission. The semi-active air suspension AIRMATIC provides a comfortable ride, while drivers can choose driving modes using the Dynamic Select system. The Handcrafted AMG 4.0L V8 engine is powered with direct injection, biturbo forced induction and cylinder deactivation producing a fantastic output of 603 horsepower.

To culminate the perfection of this coupe, it includes most comprehensive set of electronic assistance and security systems, as well as an smart autopilot system.

Prices & Versions

This toy is not cheap, if you want to enjoy all the luxury of the AMG S63 Coupe then you must be ready to pay around $167K. The one that I am test driving has a base price of $167,700 but when adding optional packages and equipment the total price comes to $206,145. For some the 200K price sounds very expensive but when we compare this cupe with very luxury sporty expensive cars with similar equipment then the price is actually of good value, you get more than what you pay for, including the support of Mercedes Benz.

Model Approximate Price
2018 Mercedes Benz AMG S63 Coupe Starting at $167,700

5 AMG DYNAMIC SELECT driving modes

For a personalized experience, enjoy the following programs on the AMG S63

  • Comfort
  • Sport
  • Sport+ and
  • Individual
  • RACE

These programs give drivers extensive power to modify and customize their driving experience. Each drive program modifies key parameters such as the response of engine, transmission, suspension, steering, ESP® and all-wheel drive in the S63 Coupe.

Exterior Features

The powerful AMG design gives the dynamical and expressive language of the new S-Class Coupe even more impressions. The athletic proportions are accentuated by the remarkable characteristic AMG radiator lining, the lateral channeling and the rear bumper in high-end performance in silver chrome. AMG forged wheels with 10-spoke and sport exhaust system AMG set other optical features.

The radiator grille AMG with double lamellas in color silver chrome. Lacquered and polished AMG forged wheels with 10-spokes, gray titanium, Specific rear bumper AMG with decorative element silver chrome, Corresponding sheathing of the lateral channel AMG with silver chrome lining, Switchable sports exhaust system AMG with two chrome twin exhaust pipe caps.

Interior Features

The new model’s interior is enhanced by the modified design steering wheel with touch panels, placed under a single glass with two 12.3-inch displays on the front panel.  This model has been upgraded with an innovative control panel with a 3D navigation system, and improved finishing materials. Everything inside this coupe is about luxury and comfort. Heated and ventilated front seats, Nappa leather upholstery, keyless-go, soft-close doors, electronic trunk closer, hands-free access, dual-zone automatic climate control, air balance cabin-air purification system, AMG illuminated door sills, power rear-window sunshade and many additional features that will impress any driver and passenger.

More features include 12-way power front seats with memory, Remote Start via Mercedes me Mobile App, 64-color LED ambient lighting, Energizing Comfort Control, Air Balance cabin fragrance system.

Audio and entertainment features a 12.3-inch high-resolution central display, 12.3-inch digital instrument cluster, COMAND system with touchpad controller, AMG Track Pace App, FrontBass system, Burmester Surround Sound system, COMAND hard-drive navigation, 3 years of navigation map updates, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, Bluetooth audio streaming, Dual USB audio ports, HD Radio receiver, SiriusXM Radio with 6-month All Access trial, 3 years of live traffic service provided by TomTom, 10GB Music Register, Inductive wireless charging with NFC pairing, Hands-free Bluetooth interface, SD card reader. In-car optional 4G LTE WiFi hotspot, and more and more features to make your ride on this luxury machine just amazing.

“Having already undertaken major development work on our S-Class Sedan to further enhance driving performance and individuality, we are now making the same changes to the S63 Coupe and Cabriolet. The extensive modifications are designed to strengthen our leading position in this dream car segment in terms of driving dynamics, performance, equipment and comfort on long journeys. The S65 Coupe and Cabriolet with their high-torque 6.0-liter V12 biturbo engine remain the most elite form of the S-Class,” stated Tobias Moers, CEO of Mercedes-AMG GmbH.

 

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